Otis, Massachusetts

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Otis, Massachusetts

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High Points

Otis strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Otis Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Otis Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Otis Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Otis College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Otis Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Otis, Massachusetts

Comparing Otis to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 7
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Senior Citizens 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 3
College Educated Adults 9 4
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 8 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
People Living Alone 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 7

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Otis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01253
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.193
Longitude -73.092

Otis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
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Otis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,365 100%
Male 720 52.7%
Female 645 47.3%
Under 18 297 21.8%
18+ 1,068 78.2%
65+ 193 14.1%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,318 96.6%
African-American 8 0.6%
Asian 12 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 18 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Otis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,393
Growth 28
Growth % 2.1%

Otis Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 16%
Irish 15.5%
French (except Basque) 11.1%
Italian 9.4%
US/American 8.8%
Polish 6%
French Canadian 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
German 4.7%
Russian 3.6%
Scottish 2.7%
Slovak 1.4%
European 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Finnish 1.1%
Dutch 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Latvian 0.7%
Iranian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
British 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Otis, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cold Spring (01253)
North Otis (01253)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Otis 1,365 $55,455
Blandford 1,214 $59,375
Chester 1,308 $51,932
Monterey 934 $59,643
New Marlborough 1,494 $56,944
Sandisfield 824 $57,083
Tyringham 350 $67,679

Otis Public Libraries

Otis Free Public Library
Otis, Massachusetts
(413) 269-0109

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